Important news for Landlords

EICRs are compulsory from 1st July 2020

As of the 1st July 2020, landlords of privately rented accommodation, including houses in multiple occupation, must ensure the electrical installations are inspected and tested by a qualified and competent person at least every 5 years.

The landlord must:

  • Ensure national electrical safety standards set out in the 18th edition of the ‘Wiring Regulations’ (British Standard 7671) are met.
  • Obtain a report from the person conducting the inspection and test which gives the results and sets a date for the next inspection and test.
  • Supply a copy of this report to the existing tenant within 28 days of the inspection and test.
  • Supply a copy of this report to a new tenant before they occupy the premises.
  • Supply a copy of this report to any prospective tenant within 28 days of receiving a request for the report.
  • Supply the local authority with a copy of this report within 7 days of receiving a request for a copy.
  • Retain a copy of the report to give to the inspector and tester who will undertake the next inspection and test.
  • Where the report shows that remedial or further investigative work is necessary, complete this work within 28 days or any shorter period if specified as necessary in the report.
  • Supply written confirmation of the completion of the remedial works from the electrician to the tenant and the local authority within 28 days of completion of the works.

Over the last 12 years I have specialised in the inspection and testing of rental properties. I understand the needs of landlords. I’m able to provide an efficient service, accurate testing, swift delivery of reports and, equally importantly, carry out the remedial work promptly and at a reasonable cost.

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